The Anambra state police division nabbed a 26-year-old student over an alleged attempt to sacrifice his father, two siblings and four of his friends in Ifite -Awka, Anambra state.
The suspect, Chukwuemeka Okafor, was said to had obtained the sum of N100,000 from the father under the pretense of using it to set up a business.
Confessing to the crime, the suspect said he was roped into the act after he was defrauded of N400,000 by one of his friends who had promised to take him to Dubai.
“Amidst these frustrations, I sought for the assistance of one Zaki who is very influential in the society and he told me that he made his money through money ritual.
“He insisted I must join him after revealing the secret, saying he was warned not to disclose such secrets to anybody otherwise his life would be terminated.” he said.
The suspect, who said he had no option but to join, produced the pictures of his father, two siblings and five of his friends which he downloaded and printed from his facebook page. He said he regretted the act, blaming it on the impoverished condition of the family.
Parading the suspect, Commissioner of police, Garba Umar, said the father had innocently provided the said sum to the suspect without knowing that the money would be used to settle the ‘native doctor’ to eliminate him.
He said the suspect was assisting the police with useful information for further investigation, after which he would be charged to court for prosecution.
The father of the suspect, Kenneth Okafor, a retired civil servant, and his elder brother, Henry Okafor, had pleaded that he should be forgiven, describing him as a good boy and the hope of the family.